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Top 2 Ways to Root Xiaomi Mi5 Safely & Easily
2016-06-29 18:00:43 Posted by Amy Lecter

How to my new Xiaomi Mi5 in secure way?


Chinease smartphone maker Xiaomi recently released its new device Xiaomi Mi5. You can get the decent review of Xiaomi Mi5 in many famous websites. With its 5.15-inch Full HD IPS display with almost zero bezels and other specifications with 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal storage with 3D glass back, Xiaomi Mi5 has been popular among so many Android users. Then, how to root Xiaomi Mi5 to enjoy higher access to more functions? Following are the top 2 ways to root Xiaomi Mi5: root withTWRP recovery and root with iRoot.


Root Xiaomi Mi5 with TWRP

TWRP recovery can be great for rooting the new Xiaomi Mi5. Even the procedure is somehow long and complicated, it ensures you the high success rate.

Step 1: Download the latest version of TWRP for Xiaomi Mi5. Also download ADB and fastboot driver for Windows on your PC.


Step 2: Place the TWRP file in the folder where ADB installed and rename it to “recovery.img”


Step 3: Open ADB folder and open the command window. Hold the “shift” key and right click any place int the folder.


Step 4: Connect your Xiaomi Mi5 to your PC and reboot the device into the fastboot mode by pressing “Power + Volume Down” button at the same time.


Step 5: Check and make sure your phone connect with the PC. And type in the following command: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img


Step 6: Now start to reboot your phone into recovery mode by pressing “Volume Up + Power Button”.


Step 7: Here you successfully reboot your Xiaomi Mi5 into recovery mode.


Step 8: Select the language you want and tap “Never show this screen on boot again” & “Swipe to Allow Modifications”.


Step 9: Now go to “Wipe” section and tap “Format Data”, and type “yes”.


Step 10: Here you need to check the option of “Reboot to recovery” and allow “Disable recovery flash”.


Step 11: Repeat step 6 and reboot your Xiaomi Mi5 into recovery mode.


Step 12: In TWRP recovery, select “” to install and root Xiaomi Mi5 with TWRP.


Step 13: Done!


Root Xiaomi Mi5 with iRoot

The option to root your Xiaomi Mi5 with iRoot can be very easy. As the same as rooting with TWRP, you need to block the bootloader in Xiaomi Mi5 at first. Just with one click, you can your Xiaomi Mi5 rooted.

Step 1: Install the driver of Xiaomi Mi5 on your Windows computer.


Step 2: Download iRoot and install it on your PC.


Step 3: Connect your phone to the PC via a USB cable. Make sure your PC can detect it.


Step 4: Open iRoot and click “Connect” so that iRoot can detect Xiaomi Mi5.


Step 5: After detecting, click “Root” to begin the rooting process.


Step 6: It will take several seconds to root Xiaomi Mi5.


Step 7: Xiaomi Mi5 will reboot automatically.


Step 8: That’s all.

Note: You can choose the Android version of iRoot to root Xiaomi Mi5 without computer. As for the detailed guide on how to root without PC, click here.


Both two ways can offer the safe and successful rooting options for your Xiaomi Mi5. Just differ from them and choose the proper one according to your own situation. Still we suggest the iRoot option to be the first place.

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